Car Battery

How To : Change a car battery in 12 easy steps

Car batteries are important to the functioning of your car. They often fuse with old age or bad treatment. This short video will show you how to change your car's battery in 12 easy steps. Change a car battery in 12 easy steps. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Boost your car battery with fruit

This is a great video that shows you how to boost your car battery with the help of fruit. That car battery will be longer lasting and more efficient through the aid and support of grapefruit.

How To : Jump start your car battery with jumper cables

If your car battery is nearly dead, you run the risk of being stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. To prevent being a victim of a drained car battery, always have a set of jumper cables on hand. Store them in your trunk for emergencies, because you never know when it ...more

How To : Recharge a car battery

In this tutorial, we learn how to recharge a car battery. To restart a car battery that is dead, you will need to have another vehicle parked in front of it with the hood facing towards it. Now, you will need to take jumper cables out and place them on the battery of each cars ...more

How To : Charge your car battery with red wine

If you ever need to start your car but the battery is dead, Kipkay has the answer in this how-to video. All you need to charge it is a little red wine. This is not an excuse to drink and drive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to charge your car battery with red wine.

How To : Maintain your car battery

Learn some routine maintenance and general information tips for the battery in your car. Maintain your car battery. Click through to watch this video on vehiclefixer.com

How To : Figure out what's draining your car battery and fix it

Figuring out what was causing your old car battery to drain power was easy, but on modern cars it's more complicated due to their large number of electrical devices. In this video you'll learn how to find out what's draining the battery on your new car and fix it.

How To : Overhaul a car battery charger

If you have an older battery charger and it works apart from having worn out terminals or frayed wiring, don't throw it away. Overhaul it with new wires, a plug and clip leads. This costs about $15 at the most instead of the $50 for a new unit. So watch this automotive repair ...more

How To : Change your dead car battery properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change your dead car battery properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...more

How To : Jump start a car using another car's battery

In this tutorial, we learn how to jump start a car using another car's battery. First, you will need to position the two cars in front of each other. Turn off both of the cars completely, then attach the jumper cables. You need to connect the positive post of the dead battery ...more

How To : Hack a UPS with a car battery

Find the ins and outs to UPS hacking in this video from Systm! And were not talking about the parcel service here—we're talking about your UPS system—your uninterruptible power supply, which can be pretty weak. That's why you should hack the tiny battery out of it and replace ...more

How To : Change a PT Cruiser car battery

This is a how-to video demonstrating the procedure to change the battery of the car PT Cruiser from Chrysler. This video explains, in a logical way, how to do it. Right from locating the battery to replacing and then finally tightly fitting in all the components that were rem ...more

How To : Understand car battery basics

For most automotive applications a battery needs to supply a lot of current for a short period of time to turn over the engine and get the car started. With the engine running, the car's alternator produces all the power the car needs. Thin plates inside a starting battery inc ...more

How To : Jump start a dead car battery

Opps! Left my lights on again. Luckily watching this video by Eric the Car Guy will help you learn how to jump start you car and get you ready to get back on the road without waiting for AAA. This video with clear instructions show you the safe way to jump start a car from ano ...more

How To : Winterize a car battery

Have your battery tested. If your battery is at least 3 years old, take it to a certified automotive repair facility. You do not want your battery, whose power is reduced by 50 percent during the cold weather, to go dead while you're in the middle of a snowstorm. If they are y ...more

How To : Jump start a car with a dead battery

You don't want to get stuck on the side of the road when your car's battery dies. Learn how to charge your car's battery off of someone else's using jumper cables. Don't let a dead battery leave you stranded! Every driver should know how to jump start a car.

How To : Load a testing battery in your car

The battery is one of the most important pieces when it comes to your car. Not only does it help provide energy to certain areas of your car, but it's also a life force for it as well. No battery, no starting your car. So it's important to make sure that you always check your ...more

How To : Check the battery cheaply in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Get a car with a dead battery to run with a push start

If you've ever left the lights on in your car for a long time or just have a bad alternator, then you know all too well the pain of a dead battery. This video will teach you how to push start a dead battery car, which can often restore it for long enough to get you to the shop.

How To : Power a computer with car batteries

The original idea was to turn a small home UPS into a giant UPS but because the UPS was only able to run the RAID-wielding desktop for three minutes before shutting down, he decided to add two 24V car batteries to the equation (the maximum that his UPS could tolerate). The goo ...more

How To : Change the battery in a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid

Replacing a car battery is one of the most useful auto repairs you can learn to do yourself. Being able to replace your car's battery can save you a lot of money. This video shows how to replace the battery on a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid.

How To : Turn a pencil into an emergency light

You are stuck in the middle of nowhere and can't see a thing. Luckily you have pencil and your car battery. You can create 20 minutes of bright light using the graphite from a regular pencil, wired to the positive and negative of your car battery. Basically, the graphite serve ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

How To : Make your UPS battery last a long time

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Use aspirin in unusual ways

Don’t wait for your next headache to pull out that bottle of aspirin. Aspirin can be used as a topical home remedy for some medical problems, and as a handy fix to remove stain, keep your flowers fresh and even start a car battery. Aspirin is not only used for health benefits ...more

How To : Change your automobile battery

Check out this car maintenance video on how to change your car battery in the smartest and safest way. So, get out that socket wrench or crescent wrench and get to work. Take out the auto battery and clean the battery cable connectors for a nice connection to your vehicle's ne ...more

How To : Jump the battery on a lawn tractor

Just like a car, a lawn tractor comes with many parts that are usually found on a car. One of those parts is a battery. This is needed to get the lawn tractor started and ready for use. BUt like the car's battery, it can go dead sometimes and leave you in a sticky situation. ...more

News : India's Human Powered Ferris Wheels

We have seen it before (previous post: Human Powered Ferris Wheel), but it never gets any less amazing. Talk about resourcefulness. No need for electricity. Use humans to power your ferris wheel (if you had one sitting around... I wish I had one). Via Make, "At the Hindu Swas ...more

News : Jump-start a car with red wine

Don't drink it all. When your battery is dead, add wine. Now, thanks to video creator Kipkay, we learn a very unconventional hack. The acid in the red wine reacts with the acid in the battery to give it just enough of a boost to start the car. Sounds like we should start pack ...more

News : Magnetize a screwdriver - instantly

Got a screw loose? Don't worry. We all do. This handy tutorial will keep any screw secured to any screwdriver. This method of magnetization uses a copper wire and a car battery. This is much more effective than simply rubbing a screwdriver with a magnet. It also holds the ma ...more

Red Wine : The Secret to Superconductivity

We've all heard of the power that red wine holds. It can help lower risks of heart disease, boost your brain power, and can even recharge your car battery. But last year, a group of Japanese physicists made headlines when they announced that they could induce superconductivity ...more

News : MacRecipes Catalogs All 313 of MacGyver's DIY Hacks

Can you really make an explosive from salt, sugar and weed killer? Does glycerol and water actually recover text from burnt paper? Is it possible to develop film with a first aid kit and some orange juice? MacGyver says yes. Want to know more of MacGyver's ingenious household ...more

How To : Keep your battery in good condition

If there's one thing in life you should know, it's how to take care of your car. Getting around town is one of this hardest things to do unless you have a car. Automobiles transport us to work, to school, to shopping centers and they even take us to our impossible in-laws, but ...more

How To : 9 DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car

Ever see those cars so covered in dirt, dust, and grime that someone writes "Wash me" on it using their finger? Well, for those cars' sakes, as well as cases less extreme, a word of advice: procrastination is not a solution — it can only compound the problem. Self-cleaning car ...more

How To : Pull a noisy car ignition SpongeBob toy prank

If you just happen to have one of those SpongeBob SquarePants chatterbox toys that were distributed at fast food restaurants a while back, then you just might be able to pull of this "Evil SpongeBob Toy Prank" from mastermind Kipkay. With this SpongeBob SquarePants prank, you ...more

How To : Inspect your car alternator and fix it if it's bad

The alternator in your car is a vital part of your electrical system. If your battery is draining quickly or your battery light comes on for no reason, you probably have a bad alternator. Watch this video to learn how to assess problems with the alternator and fix them yourself.

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